Dalian Atkinson: Funeral for ex footballer to be held in Telford
The funeral of ex-footballer Dalian Atkinson who died after being shot with a Taser by police is to be held later.
Paramedics battled for about 30 minutes to try to save the 48-year-old after he became unresponsive following the incident in Telford in Shropshire.
His family said on Friday that they do not know "why such force was used" by police in the early hours of 15 August.
Two officers are under investigation. The service will be held at Telford Crematorium at 11:30 GMT.
The Taser was used on Mr Atkinson outside his father's house in the Trench area of the town.
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